A resolution for the Republican platform

by Bill Federer -- With liberals accusing Republicans of having a "war on women," Republicans should respond by taking a strong stand for women. Women have struggled long and hard for the more…

Muhammad: Leader of change

by Bill Federer -- "Muhammad" is the most popular name for newborn boys in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London and other major European cities. A full 70 percent of immigrants into Europe are more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who had been pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He led a nonviolent more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- "The Jungle Book" was written by Rudyard Kipling, who was born this day, Dec. 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. Educated in England, he returned to India as a more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- After nearly ten years of being its own nation, the Republic of Texas became the 28th state of the union this day, Dec. 29, 1845. It later joined more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- While he was president, he married Edith Bolling Galt, who was a direct descendant of Pocahontas. Under his administration, the Panama Canal was completed, the Federal Reserve Bank more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- He suffered an attack of smallpox when he was 4-years-old, which left him with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, he studied Copernicus' works and at more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- John Alexander Logan died this day, Dec. 26, 1886. He was a major-general during the Civil War, serving with Gen. Grant at Vicksburg, Miss., and Gen. Sherman on more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- In the first six months of the Revolution, the Continental Army was driven back, out of New York, across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. The American troops dwindled more…

Today's American Minute

by Bill Federer -- On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1492, one of Columbus' ships, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti and had to be abandoned. Columbus left 40 more…